Picnic Basket


Categories A Year On the Farm
Theme(s) Countryside,
Food and drink
Collection Collecting 20th Century Rural Cultures
Date 1905
Object number 2009/41
  • Description

This is an ‘En Route’ tea-making basket produced by Drew & Co of London probably around 1905.
Originally, a basket like this was associated with railway travel, and even the horse drawn carriage. But by the Edwardian era, it was increasingly about the relationship between the motor car and the countryside – going for an afternoon jaunt into the country and having a nice cup of tea in a secluded scenic spot before returning to the clamour of the town.